All posts by Samantha Gignac

Samantha was the Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Coordinator at the CCD from June 2017 until February 2019. Prior to coming to the CCD, she was a college adviser at Brighton High School through College Advising Corps-Boston University. She graduated from Boston College in 2015 with a BA in communication and applied psychology and human development and graduated from Boston University with an EdM in educational leadership and policy studies. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys attending trivia nights, traveling, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her dog, Sadie.

How to Be Proactive at Work

It might seem like common sense that there are many benefits to being proactive, but what does that actually look like in the workplace? What are some tangible action steps for being a proactive employee? Below, I outline two different scenarios that you are likely to encounter at some point during your career and highlight ...

When Your Internship Isn’t What You Expected

No matter how prepared you are, it could happen to you. It’s the second day of your internship. You aced the interview process and were all set for a great experience. However, you have already found that your internship is not what you expected it to be. Maybe you don’t have as much autonomy as ...

Tips for Applying to the Funded Internship Programs

Excited about the opportunity to participate in one of the CCD’s Funded Internship Programs, but wondering how you can make sure your application is stronger? Follow these application tips to make yourself a great candidate for one of the Funded Internship Programs! Prepare your responses in a separate document. The application form is not one which allows you to ...

A Year (Or Two) of Post-Graduate Service

Having spent two years in an AmeriCorps program after college, I know firsthand the negative views that are sometimes held about post-graduate service.